Email from Ken, July 27, 2012
What is Pickleball? Pickleball is a highly contagious, progressive and incurable disease, While really fatal, the disease has enormous impact on the lives of infected individuals and on society as a whole. Interestingly, most who have the Pickleball bug don't want to be cured.
Pickleball is an inventive game which originated in 1965 in Washington State when people became bored of the tennis. racquetball, and badminton bacteria. Any one who encounters the Pickleball epidemic usually goes though three stages.
Stage 1 is pleasant; the infected individual enjoys an occasional game of Pickleball and rarely thinks about it between games.
Stage 2 is marked by the victim analyzing the game that was played. This stage also results in the individual purchasing a Pickleball handbook. This stage may include signing up for tournaments: and this is when the prognosis becomes very serious.
Stage 3 is often associated with the victim being willing to conduct clinics and spread the disease by introducing it to friends and neighbors. At this time the victim becomes more interested in their disease than other pursuits around them.
Currently there is no known cure for Pickleball. The best prevention is to stay away from anyone associated with Pickleball.
However if you are interested in becoming infected with the disease; see attached list of places to play Pickleball in the Denver area.